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Northbrook AC members meet on Wednesdays at the Jaguar Sports and Social Club in Browns Lane.

Go with the flow or join in with one of our sessions - you're bound to find something that suits your level or your mood.

Shower, then meet in the bar afterwards for a chinwag and catch up on the latest on the running and social scene.

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If you arrived here because you are thinking about joining a running club then you have come to the right place. Why not come along to our Wednesday night training sessions and try out our friendly welcoming Club. Take out membership and enjoy the experience of Club running. Not sure if you want to join up - then try before you buy. Run with us as a guest for a few weeks before signing. See the Members' Page for more info.

London Marathon Club Draw

The three lucky winners of the draw for the Club's guaranteed entries to the 2015 London Marathon are Damien Pharoah, Linda Richards and Spencer Davies, with Tommy Dempsey as reserve.

There were five eligible entries to the draw held on 19 November. Unlucky was Kevin Coughlan.

Jaguar Sports & Social Club Membership Renewal

Renewal is due now. You must take out at least Associate Membership of the Social Club to use the changing room and/or bar facilities.
Membership/Renewal forms are available from the Jaguar Social Club bar or from the Leisure Centre. You can also download a form using the link below.
Present your expiring membership card when renewing. More details ...
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This year saw a record entry with 66 runners taking part in the Club's 3-leg relay on 23 July. In a close finish on the final leg,  the winning team was led home by Trevor Knight, just ahead of Wayne Broadbent from Sphinx, and Scott Shepherd. Overall winners were Trevor Knight, Katy Davies and Chris Perkins.
Brilliant handicapping and sorting of teams by Mark Baker resulted in just 8 seconds separating the top three finishing teams.
Report, photos & results

The Club's Summer Handicap Series continued to be a hugely popular fixture in the calendar with Club regulars and guests. Races were staged on the first Wednesday of each month from April through to September. Race 6 on 3 September saw 60 members and guests battling for points, the event being won for the men by Jonathan Boyd and for the ladies by Julie Cozens. In the overall standings, Tara Lambert kept her lead at the top of the ladies' table, whilst Adrian Powell held on to a 2-point margin to hang on to the top spot in the men's table.
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Training for a Half-Marathon?

Sunday morning training sessions focussed on the half-marathon distance start from the Jag Club at 9am on Sundays. The structure each week depends on numbers and mix of abilities. Sessions will include both endurance and speed work.

Recent Race Results

Follow the exploits and successes of Club members by checking out these
Recent Northbrook race results

Committee Meetings

The committee meets every month to discuss Club matters and things that affect you. Read the minutes of the committee meeting on 3 November.

Runner of the Month

October - Joint winners are:
Amanda Deavy - Ladies Marathon Club record.
Stuart Lumsden - first Club sub-3 hour marathon in 4 years.
Previous Runners of the Month

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Coventry Parkrun
Weekly Free 5km Timed Run

It's free but you must register in advance - go to Coventry parkrun web site

Looking for a running event a bit out of the ordinary, offering a particular challenge, is especially scenic or maybe in some remote or interesting location? Then check out the event details sent in to us from time to time by other cubs wanting your entries.

Ladies Marathon Club Record Smashed

Ladies Club Captain Amanda Deavy led Northbrook home in the Abingdon Marathon on 19 October. Finishing in 3:08:29, she not only ran her best ever time for the distance she also smashed the Club's previous ladies record (set by Rebecca Smith in 2005) by nearly 3 minutes.
Northbrook results               See all Club records

The cross-country season kicked off in earnest with the first Birmingham League races on 8 November. Now in Division 3, Northbrook men were up against local rivals Massey Ferguson at Race 1 held at Newbold Comyn. With a strong turnout Northbrook men's A team finished in 2nd place, 24pts ahead of Masseys, whilst the B team also finished in 2nd place,

Competing at the same venue, Northbrook Ladies finished 16th overall, whilst the Ladies Masters team ended the day in 3rd place.
Race 2 is on 6 December. The Men's race is at Aldridge, the venue for the Ladies race is to be annpunced.
Northbrook results ...

John Wilson has updated his invaluable guide to the delights of winter off-road racing. If you've never entered a cross-country race before then here's the low-down on what to expect.

See fixture list

Link to John Wilson's Guide to Cross-Country

Perfect running conditions contributed to the success of Northbrook's twelfth staging of this hugely popular fixture in the race calendar. Incorporating both the Warwickshire 10k County Championships and the sixth race in the Warwickshire Road Race League the event attracted over 580 entries, with 75 children registered for the accompanying Fun Run. This year the race has chosen to work with the children's charity Zoë's Place as the main beneficiary. The race also supports the Allesley Festival and Allesley Scouts.

Results ...

Wins for Northbrook

Amanda Deavy finished 1st vet lady in the 2014 Warks Road Race League - see below.

With a nine-minute lead over his nearest rival. Northbrook's Dave Almond took the winner's prize at the Coombe Abbey Festival of Running Marathon on 29 June in a time of 3h:8m:22s.

After the eighth and final race of the East Midlands Grand Prix series, the Milton Keynes 10k on 1 July, evergreen Mick Duggan finished in 1st place overall in the V70 category.

Our Man in Boston

The Boston Marathon this year was a special event after the bombings at the finish line last year. Mark Baker was one of 36,000 entrants qualifying to run, and more than a million spectators lined the route.
It was one of Mark's slowest marathon times, but it didn’t seem that important for once. Everyone’s main aim was to cross the finish line that day.
Read Mark's report of the day ...

Northbrook Road Race Champs

The Road Race tables are compiled from Summer Handicap results, and from results of qualifying races sent in to the web site. Stuart Lumsden has taken over at the top of the men's table whilst Sarah Booker keeps her lead to head the ladies' listing. John Wilson stays at the top of the MV40 table, likewise Tony Hughes at the top of the MV50 table. Liz Pharoah and Sarah McNaney continue to top the ladies' vets tables.
Northbrook Road Race Champs 2014

Warwickshire Road Race League

A series of 10 middle-distance road races starting with the Two Castles 10k in June and finishing with the Rugby 10 mile in October.
In the 2014 series, Northbrook's Amanda Deavy finished 1st LV35, Peter Fellows 3rd MV55 and Anne Hughes 2nd LV55.
In the team placings, Northbrook Ladies finished 6th; Northbrook Men in 7th.
Read more ...

Go to Northbrook WRRL web page for Northbrook standings.

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Training Schedules

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Wednesday night training schedules for the next few weeks
Northbrook training sessions

Club diary

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Current Northbrook club diary of club running events


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